Crankworx 2013: Recited w. Laurence Crossman-Emms

Dec 9, 2013
by Laurence Crossman-Emms  
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
A look back into some of the excitement and madness that is one of the largest mountain bike festivals in the world, Crankworx.

Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

For some, it's the pinnacle of the year's competition, an all out festival affair with bikes, tricks and skids with the term 'beer on tap' being used more as a direction than a statement. It is the opportunity to let loose and enjoy what Whistler, BC has to offer, but for others it is the highlight of their career. With riders, spectators and fans travelling from all of the world to be in one spot all to celebrate one thing - mountain biking.

Every year for the past 10 years, Crankworx has been building and growing, each year being better than the last, each year the riders going even bigger, each year the prize of winning becomes that little bit harder to snap up. But with this huge growth is the outstanding level of competition and the increasing pressure to succeed.

Crankworx has been and gone for this year, but with 2013 marking the 10th year anniversary it sure as hell hasn't been forgotten. Laurence Crossman-Emms looks back at some of his best moments of Crankworx from this year and has bundled it up into this package of still images.

Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

One of the biggest highlights of Crankworx 2013 has to be the (Unofficial) Official Whip Off. Located on the hillside of the Bike Park in Whistler, it draws fans out of the village and up on the Crabapple piste. With one of Whistler's most biggest and famous line of jumps, Crabapple Hits hosts the one rule competition, get your bike as sideways as you can...winner takes all!

Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

But the main attraction to Crankworx is the slopestyle. Over the past few years the iconic event has been twisted and shaped into all sorts of different beasts but since Red Bull took over the show in 2011 'Joyride' has been bringing in record number of spectators, eager to get a glimpse of the world's best throwing down some shapes. 2013 was no exception, with a top class course set out with plenty of options and lines, it sure was going to be a tight line between winning and throwing it all away!

Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Great to see Jordie competing this year - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Dialled tuck flip from Matt Jones - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Messere pinned off the wallride - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Sorge extended on the big booters - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Tyler with a big flip to end - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Sam Pilgrim through the slats - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Soderstrom dropping in Joyride here we go Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Truckdriver off the Joyride drop in - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Huge shapes from Dueck - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Big whip off the Joyride hut - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Pligrim whipping the boner log step down - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Pilgrim with a huge flip tuck on the last step down - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Semenuk dropping in on his winning run at Joyride 2013 - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Brandon Semenuk with this huge flip whip to finish his run and take 1st place - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Keep up to date - https www.facebook.com Laurence.CE.Photography
Martin was in for the run of his life until he crashed out on the final step down - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Stoked to get to the bottom of the hill and even better to take 3rd place - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Pilgrim snapped up 3rd - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Top spot podium for Semenuk - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Eyes of a champ - Crankworx Recited Whistler BC 2013 - Find the article on Pinkbike - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

Photography: Laurence Crossman-Emms // www.laurence-ce.com

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35 Comments

  • + 105
 you're a real gangster, laurence... why? because when you shoot, you shoot to kill!

amazing photographs, bro
  • + 26
 Haha, Cheers man!
  • - 7
flag goflowz (Dec 9, 2013 at 5:54) (Below Threshold)
 semeniuk's initials are BS hahahah !
  • - 8
flag bradleytheiconoclast (Dec 9, 2013 at 7:07) (Below Threshold)
 Mine too, Goflowz.
  • + 6
 That is a really unflattering picture of Thomas haha.
  • + 6
 why are we not funding this? WE NEED MORE PHOTO EPICS PLEASE !!!
  • + 18
 Dude! You were so close with photo of the year. There's no doubt there was some great photo's, but I feel you should of been in the top two and no less. Not everybody can appreciate Picasso's work right! Good luck for next year and keep taking those great snaps.
  • + 11
 that shot through the wall ride is a killer, Sam Pilgrim is it?? any way killer shot.
  • + 6
 That shot of Semenuek's flipwhip on the final booter is just perfection! Sick work man!
  • + 5
 first photographer to get a shot of Brandon smiling
  • + 3
 Best in the game right now. Nice work Laurence. Also you should have had Photo of the Year man.
  • + 3
 i was thereā€¦. makes me wanna cry
  • + 2
 How do I get a photo epic? I would love to supply more Crankworx photos for everyone to enjoy.
  • + 3
 Some pretty amazing images there Laurence, see you soon man.
  • + 3
 Top work Laurence
  • + 1
 is that a shifter on Kurt Sorge's trance on the down tube? what am I seeing there?
  • + 2
 You mean it's not a stock Trance setup? I'm confused.
  • + 0
 yeah that's his shifter, I guess slopestylers put their shifter on the downtube so that its easier to grab the bars on landing
  • + 7
 It's to keep the cables out of the way for barspins and tail whips.
  • + 3
 It's so they can do tailwhips and bar spins without twisting the gear cable.
  • + 2
 It's so the cables don't get tangled during barspins and tailwhips.
  • + 5
 Im not entirely sure, but i think it might be so the cables dont get all twisted during tailwhips. -__-
  • + 1
 It's probably so that the shifter cable won't prevent him from throwing multiple barspins/tailwhips in a row.
  • + 3
 i think it's so the shifter isn't in the way when they give honies rides on their bars
  • + 1
 I wonder what type of RS fork and shock he is using? Is is front brake cable routed threw the headtube? What chain ring/bash guard system is he running? Any info on how he got his trance to be a slope style bike would be great.
  • + 2
 Killer shots Lawrence! Keep up the great work!
  • + 2
 the colors! they're so eye-pleasing!
  • + 2
 I can't put in to word how these photo make me feel. Awesome
  • + 2
 Great photo recap! some real bangers in there.
  • + 2
 AWESOME WORK!!!
  • - 1
 Great pictures but holy crap it's 5 months later can we accept crankworx is over and done and stop dragging these photo posts out?
  • + 4
 I was waiting for some douche to say something just like that.
  • - 1
 Just getting tired of seeing the same event over and over...

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